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  • LAUSD's student information system becomes a technological disaster

    LAUSD's student information system becomes a technological disaster
    With a few taps on a computer keyboard, a student's entire school history from kindergarten to high school graduation was supposed to show up on the screen. That perfect score on a third-grade spelling test, that trip to the principal's office for talking...
  • Proposed fixes for Jefferson High include more classes, longer days

    Proposed fixes for Jefferson High include more classes, longer days
    Students at Jefferson High are likely to have expanded course offerings and longer school days to address massive scheduling problems that resulted in lost instruction time this fall, officials have confirmed. A judge this week ordered state officials...
  • Deasy's inaction on Jefferson High fiasco is shocking

    Deasy's inaction on Jefferson High fiasco is shocking
    John Deasy notched what he considers a win this week, when an Oakland judge ordered state education officials to rescue students trapped in chaos and dysfunction at Jefferson High in South Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Unified superintendent called the...
  • LAUSD announces sweeping expansion of computer science course work

    LAUSD announces sweeping expansion of computer science course work
    The Los Angeles Unified School District is teaming up with a nonprofit to launch a sweeping expansion of computer science course work, officials announced Tuesday. The three-year effort will train L.A. Unified teachers to help students at all grade...
  • L.A. school board, Deasy again at odds over involvement in lawsuit

    L.A. school board, Deasy again at odds over involvement in lawsuit
    As the Board of Education mulls his fate, beleaguered Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy finds himself at the center of another dispute with his bosses, this time over his involvement in a lawsuit that criticizes district schools and policies. Deasy's...
  • What to do with LAUSD Supt. Deasy

    To the editor: It is time for The Times to get off the "yellow brick road" of support for L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy. ("John Deasy's future," Editorial, Oct. 2) As Dorothy and friends discovered, the power of the "wizard" to do good is an illusion....
  • L.A. Unified reports big rise in its graduation rate

    L.A. Unified reports big rise in its graduation rate
    The Los Angeles Unified School District on Friday reported a huge rise in its graduation rate, but left out the students most at risk of not making it to commencement ceremonies. The district's graduation rate of 77% for the 2013-14 school year was 12...
  • Teachers have harsh words for LAUSD Supt. Deasy

    Teachers have harsh words for LAUSD Supt. Deasy
    It's been a rough week for John Deasy on The Times' letters page — and he shouldn't expect the vitriol to let up any time soon, judging by the relentlessness and tone of the attacks. Since Jim Newton's column on Sunday and subsequent articles on...
  • John Deasy's future

    It would be a great loss to the students of Los Angeles Unified School District if Supt. John Deasy left his job or were fired, especially if the enormous and welcome sense of urgency he brings to education left with him. Deasy's leadership over the...
  • Don't give Supt. Deasy credit he doesn't deserve

    To the editor: Jim Newton commends Supt. John Deasy for the reduction in suspensions over the last two years in the Los Angeles Unified School District, that success being cited as a reason for his retention. ("Deasy's impatience threatens to overshadow...
  • L.A. Unified's bond committee demonstrates how to ask questions about iPads

    L.A. Unified's bond committee demonstrates how to ask questions about iPads
    It’s no surprise that the annual standardized tests for students have had some troubling effects on schools as well as positive ones. Too much teaching to the test, too much time devoted to review for the test instead of teaching new material,...